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Downtown Store Windows Win Awards

Nov 22, 2014 06:32PM ● By DigMB Staff

Tabula Rasa Essentials is all decked out for the holiday season.

If you missed the Holiday Open House in downtown Manhattan Beach Wednesday night, you can still see some of the winning merchant window displays throughout the holiday season.

The 20th Annual Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting Wednesday night brought kids and adults out for an evening of fun and celebration, welcoming the holiday season to Manhattan Beach.

Downtown businesses got to participate in the festive atmosphere by decorating their storefront windows for the holidays. Local judges were sent to check out the window displays, and reward them with votes.

The evening's "Most Original" was a tie between Cielo Salon and Tabula Rasa Essentials, next door neighbors. The storefront that captured the spirit of the event's 20th anniversary was awarded to Manhattan Denim for "Best Anniversary Celebration."

Growing Wild won "
Most Eco-Friendly," and honorable mention were awarded to {pages} a bookstore and Trilogy Spa.

The downtown Holiday Open House "started off with two stores saying, 'Hey let's have a holiday welcome night,'" said Kelly Stroman of the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business and Professional Association, "and grew to everyone over the years. No one remembers the exact two."

About eight years, the City of Manhattan Beach began partnering with the downtown merchants, providing countless additional services and activities.

Stroman told DigMB, "Everyone is saying this was by far the largest event" to date!

Here's to the downtown Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting, and its continued growth and success!

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